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U.S. and Japan dominate patents for chip material favored by Tesla

Power-saving silicon carbide enables electric vehicles to run longer

Silicon carbide semiconductors are known to save energy and extend the driving range of electric vehicles.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japan are home to the five top-ranked companies in patents for silicon carbide, a next-generation semiconductor material that can extend the range of electric vehicles.

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